Life in Colour

To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

The last of my transport posts, this month features this lovely iconic bus from Gozo as well as my last historic streetcar from San Francisco.

You can find more information about Maltese buses here.

Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas 1056, built in 1948. This car is painted in tribute to Kansas City, which ran PCC streetcars from 1941 to 1957. Kansas City’s PCCs – 184 in all – were painted to emphasize their modern lines, with a black ‘swoosh’ on the sides to highlight the logo of Kansas City Public Service Company (KCPS), which featured Frederic Remington’s famed sculpture “The Scout” on a red heart.

If you want to learn more about San Francisco’s historic streetcars and cable cars then please visit the Market Street Railway Museum.

DO YOU HAVE ANY Black or Grey TRANSPORTATION?

 

Life in Colour

To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

This month we will be looking for Black or Grey. Black is not a colour at all. Theoretically it is the absence of all colour. Yet black is distinctive. Lines are bolder, shadows deeper, colours brighter against a black background.

“There’s a reason we don’t see the world in black and white”
~ Celerie Kemble

This month is not about creating black and white photographs, but in finding the true blacks or greys in a colourful world.

Flashback Friday #44

This post takes me back to my last visit to Australia in November 2014 when I went over to meet my newest grandson (at that time) who was already 7 months old. Now he is 7 years old! Still an amazing little lad. The compilation was for a WordPress 101 challenge at the time which I really enjoyed as it was all about focusing on different photographic techniques.


PhotoGRAPHy 101: Week 1

As I have been travelling for two days during this week I haven’t had the time to register for this challenge  so I am putting together a post to meet the five themes introduced this week and at the same time introduce you to my new neighbourhood (albeit temporary).

Home

HomeSydney, NSW, Australia is home to 4.576 million people and is the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. It is also home to my eldest son and family.

 Street

Corso in Manly

The Corso in Manly is one of Sydney’s more famous streets and runs from the harbour side at Manly Wharf to the ocean side at Manly Beach. In my image the focus is on the Victorian building on the left of the street with the palm trees and the people forming the background.

Water

Sydneysiders are lucky to have many beautiful beaches on their doorstep. This is the surf at Dee Why, one of the northern beaches. Finding this odd iron piling along the beach I couldn’t decide whether a vertical or horizontal composition suits it best. Which version do you prefer?

Bliss

Bliss
Lorenzo in his ‘sunnys’

This theme asks you to consider what the word bliss means.   To me, today, bliss means that first cuddle with a new grandchild. Bliss to him was wearing his shades to block out the glare of that Australian sunshine.

Solitude

solitude

The Manly Scenic Walkway at Shelly Beach. Today we are asked to consider placement of the subject in a photograph. My focus was on the bench, but I waited until a solitary figure appeared on the bend of the track and lined up the horizon with the metal railings to frame the sea from the sky. I was also rather pleased that the bench colour matched the sea and the lines were at a nice angle to the lines of the railings. Often a photo can look to be accidental, but I moved around quite a bit to get this deliberate shot.


This post is a contribution to Fandango’s Flashback Friday. Have you got a post you wrote in the past on this particular day? The world might be glad to see it – either for the first time – or again if they’re long-time loyal readers.

Life in Colour

To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

This is the last day of October which means it is the last week of the colour Orange. If you have any orange photos left that you want to share then please do so as we will move to the penultimate colour of the year next Sunday.

Red Pyramid Building The Paula Rego Art Gallery Museum in Cascais Portugal / Casa das Historias Paula Rego
do You Have any orange Architecture?